Fancy latin name for a common green bottle fly. Pro-tip for handheld insect photos: Use manual focus and spam the shutter button. Even if there’s no wind, breathing will put the focus off so with 20-40 shots you should have at least one in focus.
Very few Macro Week posts tend to be of anything other than flowers and to be honest, I am slowly running out of flowers and will probably start revisiting some in hopefully creative ways.
Anyway, this is a hoverfly which I was lucky enough to photograph with the eyes in focus. It seems like a difficult task but is very easy to achieve. I got the shot while the fly was being incredibly still in hovering. I also took around 20 photos and one happened to be in focus. It’s a shame the background isn’t very interesting.
Pretty lucky with this shot. It isnt that obvious but the moth is actually about to take off. It was obviously accidental and I’m especially lucky with the right comb being in focus. Sadly the scene isnt very exciting so the photo looks quite bland.